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Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

CHARLIE FEATHER Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 12:42 AM
Tinsidr2 said: "The vast consensus of all the studies shows that children of same-sex parents do as well as children whose parents are heterosexual in every way" Well! If the "vast consensus of all the studies shows that children of same-sex parents do as well as children whose parents are heterosexual in every way" then this is proof positive that gays don't need marriage for the benefit of their children. The children grow up just fine whether their gay parents are married or not! So, there goes that argument. What else have you got?
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 6:17 AM
Of course that was a quote from an article on WebMD website not something I wrote on my own.

But the troll Charlie Feather can not seriously mean what he wrote.

Because if he did a person would say:

Well! If the "vast consensus of all the studies shows that children of same-sex parents do as well as children whose parents are heterosexual in every way" then this is proof positive that heterosexuals don't need marriage for the benefit of their children. The children grow up just fine whether their heterosexual parents are married or not! So, there goes that argument. What else have you got?

But of course marriage is beneficial
Cambermeister Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:19 AM
There’s never been a study comparing children raised by two gay men with kids raised with a Mom and Dad. Homosexuals certainly don’t want such a study to occur prior to man/man marital decisions. But, beleve it or not...there are still some people willing to hand a baby to Lester and Chester.
Why? Why the guinea kid?
Because giving them a baby will help them feel better about themselves.
Cambermeister Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:20 AM
OK Tinsldr2, you may return to citing your pretend studies. What became
of your pretend text in the Constitution and pretend finalized court cases?
Jim69 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 4:17 AM
Oooops! I flagged it by mistake.
David3036 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 4:41 AM
Those children need the protections afforded by having married parents. They should be able to enjoy family discounts, to know that they can stay with the surviving parent if one parent dies, to qualify for Supplemental Secuirity Income if a parent dies or is disabled, to receive free family healthcare if one parent is in the military, and so on.

Yes, those kids do very well, but they, too, should have rights equal to their classmates whose parents are married.

NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here.

Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage won’t hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage is—a failure to grasp marriage’s role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions.

Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and...